Spanish Ranch, California

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Spanish Ranch
Spanish Ranch is located in California
Spanish Ranch
Spanish Ranch
Location in California
Spanish Ranch is located in the United States
Spanish Ranch
Spanish Ranch
Spanish Ranch (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°57′03″N 121°03′26″W / 39.95083°N 121.05722°W / 39.95083; -121.05722Coordinates: 39°57′03″N 121°03′26″W / 39.95083°N 121.05722°W / 39.95083; -121.05722
Country United States
State California
CountyPlumas County
Elevation3,668 ft (1,118 m)
Reference no.481

Spanish Ranch is an unincorporated community in Plumas County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 3668 feet (1118 m).[1] Spanish Ranch is located 1.25 miles (2.0 km)north- northeast of Meadow Valley.[2]

The place was established by two Mexicans in 1850, and it developed into a distribution center for the numerous mining camps nearby.[2] The Spanish Ranch post office operated from 1861 to 1913.[2] The site is now registered as California Historical Landmark #481.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Spanish Ranch, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 420. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ "Spanish Ranch". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-11.